"Stand-Aer" aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cochino12, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    i was just looking at the classen website and noticed they have a "stander" type aerator, looks pretty cool to me. Anybody used one yet? I cant seem to find a price on them either.
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    We have a Turfco model and it works great. I can't help ya with what your looking at though.:waving:
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I came real close to buying the Stand-Aer. The thing is much larger in person compared to the pictures. It's small enough to fit through gates, but moves fast enough to do 1/2 acres. The only couple downfalls is 1) the price....$6700 and 2) it's a new product. I searched, but never found anyone who owned one. If I was doing 100+ aerations, like some people, I might have put more consideration buying one.
  4. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    yeah I called classen for a price, might be a little more than I want to spend since I already own two classen split drives. It would be nice to stand though, this year between the spring and fall I did around 200-250 aerations.
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    L.T. Rich, the folks that make the Z-Spray also make a Z-Plug, a stander aerator. Smallest one (36" or 38") lists for $6195. I'm leaning pretty strong towards getting this machine come fall.
  6. Turfco Tim

    Turfco Tim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Turfco manufactures two versions of the TurnAer, an 18" and 25". The Turnaer is a steerable aerator. Because it is steerable we were able to design an optional sulky, the Chariot, so the operator can ride instead of walk. It will pull a 250+ pound person up a hill.
    Total cost for TA26 and Chariot is $3,690 plus freight (about $200).
    You can contact us at 1-800-679-8201.
    Tim Gray
  7. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    I have a buddy who owns one. He likes it alright, but it does have a couple of downfalls.
    - It's a pretty heavy machine.
    - It can be a real pain when the ground is real wet.
    - It doesn't do very well on slopes
    - It can really tear up some turf when you have to turn or back up (especially when wet).
    - What would you do if you got stuck, say, at the bottom of a slope against a fence when the ground is really wet. That would be a nightmare to get out of there.

    I think it does have its place but I would personally consider the sulky w/ a walk-behind, or just get a small tractor with a pull-behind.

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